July 13, 2018 6:23 pm

Regina Police use Taser on knife-holding man

Regina Police turned to use of a Taser on a knife-wielding 34-year-old man.

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Regina police were forced to resort to force, during the arrest of 34-year-old Christopher Matthews shortly before 11:30 this morning.

Police were called to a residence on the 100 block of Fines Drive after reports of a man causing problems. There they found Matthews wielding a knife. Despite commands from officers to drop the weapon, he refused.

Matthews was stunned with a Taser as a result and taken into custody after being assessed in hospital.

Matthews was charged with possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to public peace, and was also arrested on existing warrants.

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